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SPACIOUS, QUIET, STONE VILLA IN A RURAL VILLAGE. PRIVATE POOL, PATIO, BARBEQUE

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Manolis Deligiannakis

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SPACIOUS, QUIET, STONE VILLA IN A RURAL VILLAGE. PRIVATE POOL, PATIO, BARBEQUE

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Rethymnon - Villa Sofia

A wonderfull 3 bedroom stone villa. Private pool, adobe oven, patio, veranda.

(Ministry of Tourism Authorized License)

MHTE 1041K92002978101

The villa was built at the end of the 18th Century and was restored recently. It is a stone structure that was carefully renovated to include as many of the original features of the building. It is an authentic representative of traditional Cretan architecture.

The main entrance of the Villa faces north. Upon entering, one views an open area consisting of a living-room, a fireplace, and a fully equipped kitchen and dining area that is separated by a stone arc. On this ground floor there is also a large bedroom and a full bath. The rear portion of the ground floor leads to a courtyard which contains a swimming pool, an adobe oven, and a barbecue space.

A staircase leads you to the second floor area which is furnished as an office space. There are two bedrooms on the second floor and a full bath. On this landing, there is a large veranda overlooking the mountains, the oak forest, and the sea.

Every area of the house has your privacy and quiet insured.

The villa is suitable for all-year-long bookings: .

For the summer season ( March-October): The thick stone walls, high quality building materials and the careful planning of the house make it heat-resistant during the very hot summer season.

The villa has a paved courtyard area with a private swimming pool facing south and a large veranda area facing north, which means that you can catch sun and shade at all times of the day.

For the winter season (November-February)

The thick stone walls, the underground heating pad system (on the first floor), the heating units (on the second floor) make Villa Sofia a perfect villa for winter bookings.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Manolis Deligiannakis

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2011
Speaks English, Greek
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Hello. My name is Manolis. I manage villa Sofia. Currently I study at the undergraduate level in London, UK, making sure to visit Crete in the summer-time.

Manolis Deligiannakis purchased this villa in 2002

This property was bought by my family in 2002. It is a traditional Turkish, stone structure, dating back to the 1800's. From 2002, for 8 years my father meticulously renovated the building, using his knowledge as an architect and member of the local city-planning department of Rethymno. He collaborated with friends of his, also architects, to produce a spatial layout that combines traditional, rustic features with modern decor, appliances and utilities.

The main, traditional Turkish features of architecture are still there! High ceilings, stone arcs and an old grape-juicing space turned into comfortable living room space. The stone structure ensures the property remains cool, even during the hottest summer days! Photos really do not do this property full justice!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday villa rental in Rethymnon, Greece

Spacious, Quiet, Stone Villa in a rural village. Private Pool, Patio, Barbeque
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Spacious, Quiet, Stone Villa in a rural village. Private Pool, Patio, Barbeque
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p815838
+44 (0) 7760561264
Rethymnon Rethymnon area
5

A megical vacation

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
The house located at the magical village of prines between other houses of stone which are little occupied it is just on top of larger village atzipopolo and rethymno city
It's a total village experience
With the rooster call early morning and the near by church bells on Sunday.
The house itself is very inviting as his owners are very nice
The kitchen is fully equipped with top of the line appliances and kitchenwere the fridge is not empty and the beds are comfortable
There is a nice small swimming pool the kids adore
The roof is magnificent and has fantastic country view
The location is fantastic a near by mini market which has everything from fresh vegetables to local cheese
There is a walking 1 min local tavern very fresh and tasty food
All and all it's a well fed well bed and fun vacation
Thank you Crete thank you prines village thank you villa Sofia
Amir noy israel
Owner's Response: Dear Amir,

It was a pleasure to have you and your family in our house in Prines village. We
are all very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and very touched by
your thoughtful and positive review.

We wish you all the best and good luck in raising your very
beautiful family.

Hope that our paths cross again at some point.

Manolis, Michalis, & Sofia
Helpful votes: 4/4
business
Spacious, Quiet, Stone Villa in a rural village. Private Pool, Patio, Barbeque
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p815838
+44 (0) 7760561264
Rethymnon Rethymnon area
5

An amazing place to relax

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
We stayed at Villa Sophia and it was such a great experience that would like to repeat.
The house is in a small tipical village called Prines ,not so far from Rethymo that is a nice town. Near the house there a small shop where you can buy tomatoes and other products of the area, the lady who atend this ,is very friendly.The house is about 8km from Rethymo, and not so far of a goof beach.It´s a perfect situation to travel around Crete island Manolis and his dad, are the owners of this house.They are always trying that your stay be perfect.There is 3 bedroom , and 1 double bed sofa.everything is new.The house is very confortable, the swiming pool is small,but enough to get fresh for a moment in the night before doing a barbacue.
If you want to have a wonderfull experience , be sure in choosing this house.
Helpful votes: 10/17
business
Spacious, Quiet, Stone Villa in a rural village. Private Pool, Patio, Barbeque
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p815838
+44 (0) 7760561264
Rethymnon Rethymnon area
Owner Submitted Review
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Zoe From London

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
We stayed in Villa Sophia in July 2011, had a great time. The owners were extremely friendly and the Villa was clean and welcoming. The local village is quiet and well equipped, the local Tavernas serve great food and great hospitality all within a few minutes walk from the villa. Our best part of the Villa was enjoying the views from the top veranda and lounging by the pool in the peace and quiet.
Helpful votes: 9/16
business
Spacious, Quiet, Stone Villa in a rural village. Private Pool, Patio, Barbeque
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p815838
+44 (0) 7760561264
Rethymnon Rethymnon area
Owner Submitted Review
-1

Stephen From Portishead

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
The photos on the web site do not do the villa justice as the property is outstanding in every respect, and alot larger than it appears in the photos. All the fittings, furniture and electrical appliances in the villa are brand new and of the highest standard, which makes it a very comfortable and plesent place to stay, with plenty of room. The owner of the villa could not of been more helpful to us, and everything was done to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. I would recommend renting a car to make the most of the villa and surrounding area.
Helpful votes: 10/16
business
Spacious, Quiet, Stone Villa in a rural village. Private Pool, Patio, Barbeque
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p815838
+44 (0) 7760561264
Rethymnon Rethymnon area
Owner Submitted Review
-1

Great Villa! By Jaime W. (New York)

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
"We spent about a week in the house, and we had a marvelous time. The house is spacious, well furnished and well laid out, with beautiful light all day and abundant peace and quiet. I especially enjoyed having a leisurely breakfast at the large dining room table and planning out how to spend the day. Its located outside the bustle of Rethymno, so it gives you a feel for what village life is like, but its close enough to the city to make it quite convenient by car. The little grocery and coffee place nearby eased any concerns we had that we would feel isolated. I cant wait to go back.
Helpful votes: 11/18
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Daskalogiannis International airport (Chania)
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Rethymno Port
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Ethniki Odos
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Episkopi Beach
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Atsipopoulo Bars
Nearest Golf
110 Kilometres
Crete Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Gianniko's Restaurant
Car: necessary

Villa Sofia is situated in the village of Prines, a traditional village near the city of Rethymno. Prines is a village full of old-rustic houses and villas that date back hundreds of years.

The center of the city of Rethymno is a 15 minute car drive away

The region of Rethymno as a whole is rich with history. The town still maintains its old aristocratic appearance, with its buildings dating from the 16th century, arched doorways, stone staircases, Byzantine and Hellenic-Roman remains, the small Venetian harbor and narrow streets. The city's Venetian-era citadel, the Fortezza, is one of the best-preserved castles in Crete. Lots of other monuments are worth seeing in the area as well.

A 10 minute car drive separates Villa Sofia from the Closest Beach. Cretes beaches are famous worldwide.

Other famous and worthwhile attractions that are close by are: The Samaria gorge, the Preveli monastery, Plakias, the city of Chania, the ancient ruins of Knossos and many more.

Sailing trips are available upon request. Please contact owner for more information and prices.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday villa in Rethymnon, Rethymnon area

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
April
1 Apr 2014 - 30 Apr 2014
£100
£700
£2,200
2 nights
 
 
May
1 May 2014 - 31 May 2014
£120
£840
£2,800
2 nights
 
 
June
1 Jun 2014 - 30 Jun 2014
£120
£840
£2,800
2 nights
 
 
July
1 Jul 2014 - 31 Jul 2014
£150
£1,050
£3,800
2 nights
 
 
August
1 Aug 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
£150
£1,050
£3,800
2 nights
 
 
September
1 Sep 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
£120
£840
£2,800
2 nights
 
 
October
1 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
£100
£630
£2,200
2 nights
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2014 - 20 Dec 2014
£80
£560
£1,600
2 nights
 
 
Winter Holiday
21 Dec 2014 - 10 Jan 2015
£120
£700
2 nights
 
 
Winter
11 Jan 2015 - 28 Feb 2015
£80
£560
£1,600
2 nights
 
 
March
1 Mar 2015 - 31 Mar 2015
£110
£770
£2,500
2 nights
 
 
April
1 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
£110
£770
£2,500
2 nights
 
 
May
1 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
£125
£875
£2,950
2 nights
 
 
June
1 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
£125
£875
£2,950
2 nights
 
 
July
1 Jul 2015 - 31 Jul 2015
£166
£1,162
£3,950
2 nights
 
 
August
1 Aug 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
£183
£1,281
£4,700
2 nights
 
 
September
1 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
£125
£875
£2,950
2 nights
 
 
October
1 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
£110
£770
£2,500
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates include tax, cleaning and linen change fees.
An extra fee of 4£ or 5euros, per person, per day applies for groups of more than 6 people. (for example: a group of 8 would have to pay an extra of (8-6)x 4 = 8£ a day.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Rethymnon in Rethymnon area

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking On Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Second floor bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Ground Floor Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Second Floor Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Second Floor - 1 Double Bed
  • There are two sofas that can become double beds if needed. If you have infants or young children in your party, please contact us so we can make arrangements for a cot.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • water parks
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
Notes:
The private swimming pool is equipped with lighting. A large adobe oven is available for baking bread, pizza and traditional meals. Maid service and linen-towel change once a week is included, free of charge. Pool-plant maintenance included free of charge. Some beverages, traditional drinks (produced by the owner s family) and other drinks are provided free of charge.

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